Show is set for Sept. 22.
James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, revealed yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the year.
Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell and Marty Stuart each earned two nominations. Cash and Crowell were separately nominated for both artist and song of the year and Stuart got nods for artist and album of the year, the latter for his "Soul's Chapel" set (Superlatone/Universal South).
The nominees were announced by recording artists Steve Earle and Allison Moorer at a reception hosted by BMI. Other nominees include the Dixie Chicks, Delbert McClinton and Neil Young.
The Americana Honors and Awards show is set for Sept. 22 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It will be hosted once again by artist Jim Lauderdale and will feature an all-star house band led by Buddy Miller.
The show will air on both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, as well as on BBC Radio 2 and Voice of America around the world.
For a complete list of nominees click here.